FINAL RESULTS: Going For Gymnastics Gold
Gabby Douglas and her teammates competed hard Tuesday in a quest for gold in the women’s gymnastics team final at the London Olympics.
Douglas trains in West Des Moines at Chow’s Gymnastics with Liang Chow, who coached Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson.
SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to know the results stop reading now.
The U.S. has won the gold! Following the fourth rotation, which saw Team USA on the floor exercise — Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, and Aly Raisman’s performances locked up first place. Russia won the silver and Romania won the bronze.
Aly Raisman led the U.S. with a score of 15.300. Gabby Douglas had 15.066 and Jordan Wieber scored 15.000.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team led after each rotation but Russia challenged the U.S. for gold until the final event – floor exercise. The U.S. made no major errors on any apparatus and Russia faltered on floor exercise.
Gabby Douglas had the highest scores out of her teammates on uneven bars and beam.
It’s been nearly two decades since the U.S. won team gold in the Olympics. Gabby Douglas has a shot at four gold medals. She’ll compete in the finals in uneven bars and balance beam as well as the all-around.
The team finals won’t air on NBC until Tuesday night.